Last updated: Friday 19 November 2021
In line with the latest Victorian State Government health advice, from Friday 19 November, all participants aged 12 years and 2 months and older must be fully vaccinated to attend our facility unless a medical exception applies. This applies to children in our program and any siblings that attend the centre.
Proof of vaccination will be required upon entry. Find out how you can get your COVID-19 digital certificate here. Immunisation History Statements are also acceptable proof.
If your child’s vaccination status impacts your participation, please contact us to discuss your personal return plan.
A few additional changes for your next visit include:
- Masks are no longer needed in centre, however they are recommended when social distancing may not be possible.
- Density limits will no longer apply.
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Last updated: Thursday 28 October 2021
In line with Victorian Government health advice, from Friday 29 October 2021,
we will be able to further expand our services to the community.
As of Saturday 30 October 2021:
- bookings will no longer be required
- venue density limits will increase.
As of Wednesday 03 November 2021:
- swimming lessons and Risky Kids will restart.
As of Monday 08 November 2021:
- Kidspace will reopen.
Services will only be available for fully vaccinated patrons. Currently, those under 16 years old do not need to be vaccinated to participate.
Proof of vaccination (COVID-19 digital certificate) will be required upon entry. Find out how to get your COVID-19 digital certificate.
A few things to note for your visit
- Change rooms are open.
- QR coding and ID checks are in place.
- Masks are required indoors unless performing vigorous activities.
- All patrons must be fully vaccinated to participate and will be required to show proof of vaccination at each session.
- Proof of vaccination will only be accepted via mygov documentation.
We will also be updating our operating hours:
Monday – Thursday: 6:00am – 8:00pm
Friday: 6:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday – Sunday: 8:00am – 4:00pm.
We understand that some of you may not be ready to return, which is why we’re offering members a suspension period.
Health & Wellness memberships
We are offering a four-week suspension period for our Health & Wellness members. If you do not want to reactivate your membership and would like to remain suspended, please submit this suspension request form.
You must submit this form on or before Monday 01 November 2021 to avoid being debited.
Swimming lessons and Risky Kids members
If your vaccination status impacts your return to swimming lessons (the accompanying adult must be fully vaccinated), please complete this form and a member of staff will be in touch to discuss your personal return plan.
If you need any further information in regards to re-opening, please contact us
COVID Safe plan
All staff have completed the Department of Health COVID-Safe training, as well as additional training provided by YMCA Victoria to ensure they are equipped with the knowledge to keep you safe. We have also provided additional training for specific roles to ensure all programs operate safely with social distancing requirements in place.
For full details about our facilities COVID Safe Plan and how are we meeting our COVID Safe Commitments, you can download a copy of our safety plan using the link below.
Contact tracing at our centre
Our centre is using the Victorian Government Contact Tracing System.
Please ensure you are ready when you visit to scan the QR Code on site and complete minor details to record your visit.
For more information relating to the Victorian Government Contact Tracing application, please visit the Service Victoria website.
Our centre will comply with any physical distancing or venue density requirements as outlined by the Victorian Government.
All spaces within the centre have been measured and density limits per space will be displayed and imposed.
In some areas, staff and visitors may be counted as they enter and exit spaces.
Signage and instructions
At our centre, you will see signage and instructions on how everyone can be COVID-safe. Hygiene and density signage will be displayed throughout the facility to help everyone with physical distancing requirements.
All facilities will comply with COVID-19 Vaccination requirements as directed by their government authority.
The Y will provide staff opportunity to attend vaccination appointments and access vaccination information.
Training for staff
All staff have completed the Department of Health COVID-safe training, as well as additional training provided by YMCA Victoria to ensure they are equipped with the knowledge to keep you safe. We have also provided additional training for specific roles to ensure all programs operate safely with venue density requirements in place.
Venue density requirements
In line with current requirements Venue Density limits based off the applicable Government Guidelines of either 1 person to 2m² or 4m² will apply to the Centre. This Density limit will be applied to the Centre as a whole, as well as all individual spaces within the Centre. All spaces within the centre have been measured and density limit per space will be displayed and imposed. In some areas staff and visitors may be counted as they enter and exit spaces.
Please remember that we must all play our part in helping stop the spread of COVID-19. If a visitor does not follow our COVID-safe practices, including Venue Density requirements, they may politely be asked to leave the facility by a staff member.
Increased hygiene and cleaning
You will notice that hand sanitiser is available throughout the centre with the expectation that everyone (staff and visitors) regularly sanitises their hands.
The entire centre is cleaned regularly and in line with current requirements high touch points, such as doors, toilets and gym equipment, will be cleaned at minimum twice a day.
Staff will also be wiping down gym equipment regularly and antibacterial wipes will be available for visitors to use before and after using equipment.
Process for a confirmed case
Our staff have been trained to ensure that if there is a confirmed case at the centre, they have the tools and resources they need to close down safely. All visitors must sign in using the QR code, which allows us to contact trace those people who were at the centre. There will also be a contamination clean prior to reopening.
Please do not visit the centre if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: fever, cough, tiredness, cold, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath or headache. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please seek medical attention and be checked for COVID-19 at one of the testing stations across the state.